KBR awards top $1.2 billion

20 November 2003
Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR)has awarded subcontracts valued at $1,280 million under the Reconstruction of Iraq Oil (RIO) programme. The main contracts so far announced have gone to US companies (MEED 3:10:03).

The main subcontracts have gone to: Halliburton Energy Services Group, for oil infrastructure repairs and assessments; Wild Well Controland Boots & Coots, for oil well fire suppression; California-based Electrical Instrumentation Unlimited (EIU), general contracting; Willbros Group, horizontal and directional drilling; and General Electric (GE)and Virginia Transformer, power generation.

KBR, which was awarded in March its contract for the RIO programme, has more than 50 engineers deployed in Iraq working on the scheme. The US Army Corp of Engineers, which is funding the programme, has so far pumped more than $1,450 million into the oil sector, some way short of the initial budget allocation of $7,000 million for the work.

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